New Exhibition in Paris
Starting April 2, 2020, a major new exhibition, Chagall, Modigliani, Soutine… Paris pour École, 1905-1940, will explore the works and stories of Jewish artists who came to Paris in the early 20th century. The exhibition will be housed at the Museum of Art and History of Judaism (Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme – known as “mahJ”), located in the magnificent 17th-century Hôtel de Saint-Aignan in the historic Marais neighborhood of Paris.
The exhibition, which will run until August 23, 2020, will showcase 130 works by Jewish artists who were ‘members’ of “the School of Paris” (1905 to 1940). Many of the artworks are being publicly exhibited for the first time. These artists, including major names such as Marc Chagall, Chaim Soutine and Amedeo Modigliani, came to Paris from all over Europe, Asia and the Russian Empire to create their art in a free and modern context, without the religious or social constraints present in their home countries. “The School of Paris” period did not represent a “school” in the traditional sense, but it linked these artists through a shared history and ideology.
In addition to featuring works from renowned Jewish artists, the exhibition will also display works from lesser-known artists such as Michel Kikoine, Jules Pascin, Chana Orloff, Moïse Kisling, Jacques Lipchitz, Walter Bondy, Henri Epstein and Adolphe Feder.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog co-published with the Réunion des musées Nationaux, as well as a series of panel discussions, readings, guided visits and children’s activities held at the mahJ.
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For more information about the Museum of Art and History of Judaism visit: https://www.mahj.org/en
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